Becca Boat Sailing


The last sentences in the Epilogue of my book show how I feel about engaging in conversations about the ideas in the book: “…my hope is that this book is a conversation starter rather than conversation stopper. I feel like I am in a big class and just raised my hand and talked for a very long time. I am now eager to listen to what you have to say.” I welcome opportunities to talk with others. Below are some of the events I’ve been a part of so far.

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On the Spot with Melinda Garvey (October 2019)

Something You Should Know with Mike Carruthers (March 2019 - Episode 262)


◈ Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Heads of School Meeting (90-minute talk to about 85 Heads of School of independent schools across the southwest U.S.), Santa Fe, NM (June 2023)

◈ Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, The University of Texas at Austin - Guest speaker in Entrepreneurial Leadership course, Austin, TX (March 2023)

◈ University of Texas - Guest speaker in Creativity and Innovation in Organizations course, Austin, TX (March 2023)

◈ 2023 Speaker for Brooke Howe Laws Endowed Speaker Series - St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin, TX (four talks - to faculty/staff, upper school students, middle school students, parents) (January 2023)

◈ University of Alaska - Guest speaker in Positive Psychology course (Virtual) (November 2022, October 2021, March 2021)

◈ Tiger Author Talk, Princeton Club of Austin - Austin, TX (July 2022)

◈ Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education Conference "Healthy and Thriving Middle School Students" - St. Andrew's School, Austin, TX (April 2022)

◈ Princeton University Class of 1998 Virtual Panel on Health and Happiness (April 2022)

◈ Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin -
Guest speaker in Public Management course (November 2021)

St. David's Foundation Communications team (Virtual) (August 2021)

◈ Princeton University, Princeton Perspective Project (Virtual) (March 2021)

Durham Academy Alumni Virtual Book Club (December 2020)

Duke University Women’s Forum, Austin chapter (Virtual) (October 2020)

◈ ChIPs (Chiefs in Intellectual Property) New York chapter (Virtual) (June 2020)
ChIPs is an organization of women who are leaders in technology, law, and policy.

Austin Women’s Health and Wellness Group (March 2020)

College Share at Neuhaus Education Center, Houston, TX (February 2020)

Book Fair - The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX (October 2019)

The Young Leaders Institute - St. Andrew’s School, Austin, TX (June 2019)

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX (Spring 2019)

Rachel Meyerson-Danielle Becka Book Club - Austin, TX (March 2019)


Research director of a project conducted by the Charles Butt Foundation investigating how income inequalities affect educational and other life outcomes for students in Texas public schools, January 2020 to January 2021.

Advised BrightHouse, a global creative consultancy, and a Boston Consulting Group company, on work with a business client, December 2020.